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Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels by James Revell Carr (review)

Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels by James Revell Carr (review) book reviews at times, the sheer density of dates, places, names, locations, and other facts compiled by Thompson threatens to overwhelm the larger story. The chronological organization of the book can prove especially challenging, particularly when Thompson cuts away from the main narrative and introduces material from earlier periods. one such example (113­19), concerning lavallée's move away from minstrelsy, is set in 1873 yet moves freely between events as early as 1859 and through the 1860s. Fortunately, for the most part the book presents an engaging narrative while maintaining connections to the bigger musical, political, and cultural picture surrounding this seminal figure. Through close examination of lavallée's financial and professional struggles, his engagement with minstrelsy, and his political views opposing Canada's Confederation in 1867, Thompson offers a valuable corrective to the public view of lavallée as a Canadian patriot and hero, continuing a process of reevaluation begun in the 1980s. as a result of Thompson's meticulous original research, lavallée emerges as a complex and fascinating figure whose life and output shed new light on late nineteenth-century North american musical culture. Gayle Sherwood magee University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign NoTe 1. michael V. Pisani, Imagining Native America in Music (New http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels by James Revell Carr (review)

American Music , Volume 34 (3) – Nov 9, 2016

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book reviews at times, the sheer density of dates, places, names, locations, and other facts compiled by Thompson threatens to overwhelm the larger story. The chronological organization of the book can prove especially challenging, particularly when Thompson cuts away from the main narrative and introduces material from earlier periods. one such example (113­19), concerning lavallée's move away from minstrelsy, is set in 1873 yet moves freely between events as early as 1859 and through the 1860s. Fortunately, for the most part the book presents an engaging narrative while maintaining connections to the bigger musical, political, and cultural picture surrounding this seminal figure. Through close examination of lavallée's financial and professional struggles, his engagement with minstrelsy, and his political views opposing Canada's Confederation in 1867, Thompson offers a valuable corrective to the public view of lavallée as a Canadian patriot and hero, continuing a process of reevaluation begun in the 1980s. as a result of Thompson's meticulous original research, lavallée emerges as a complex and fascinating figure whose life and output shed new light on late nineteenth-century North american musical culture. Gayle Sherwood magee University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign NoTe 1. michael V. Pisani, Imagining Native America in Music (New

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Nov 9, 2016

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